Flame Painting on Copper



If you have ever tried to create a Heat Patina on copper, you will find it very hard to duplicate color pattern from one copper plate to another. In this class we will learn to use a Victor J40 Torch to control color changes and patterns on copper, with somewhat consistent results. This class will take a bit of finesse and it will test your abilities, but with the amount of practice time given, you will enjoy the beautiful results.  Prior use of torch will be helpful, but not absolutely necessary. Project materials will be included in the lab fee. Additional Copper Wire and sheet goods will be available for purchase.

Lab Fee: $125

Est. Materials Fee: $0+

Consumable Fee:  $15

Prerequisites: None



Bob has always been interested in collecting colorful rocks and 3D art. His 3D art started with clay sculpture (which was his first love), along with drawing. Bob minored in Sculptural Art at SW Missouri State University. He pursued many art forms over the years but didn’t follow his artistic dream until 13 years ago when using silver clay and cutting cabochons. Bob has taken many silversmithing classes at Spruill Art Center in Atlanta, GA and 5 years of classes at William Holland with many talented instructors, one in particular, Janet Pace, who has taught him the art of Flame Painting on Copper. Dance Instructor teaching Ballroom and Country/Western style dance, which he has been doing for 9 years. He is active in the Cobb County Gem and Mineral Society where he has taught Flame Painting, Silversmithing and Cabbing. Bob can be seen throughout the year selling his original pieces at his booth-RH Gems and Jewelry.